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Friday, 15 February 2013

Doped...


I bumped into this pot smoking young baba on his way to Mahakumbh, Prayag, the greatest recorded event on earth with a gathering of 100 million! Apart from his flawless, glowing skin and lustrous hair I was fascinated by his hypnotic eyes. He was aware of his photogenic face as he told me that he was clicked by hundreds of foreigners whenever he came down from the Himalayas. He claimed to have attained the Ultimate. Who knows...but if not Enlightenment, I saw that he had attained ecstasy and bliss under the influence of grass!
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131 comments:

  1. Good shot--there is a narcissistic for sure!

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  2. Wow! Mahakumbh?! Some day I want to see it myself. Nice portrait.

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  3. excellent portrait for sure! Ultimate, doesn't seem to be...

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  4. Great portrait.
    ~Have a nice weekend~

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  5. Great portrait.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Mormor
    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/02/15/the-weekend-in-black-and-white-10/

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  6. Awesome portrait!!

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

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  7. simply beautifully captured shot...lovely!

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  8. Agree with his hypnotic eyes! Awesome shot, Amit.
    Thanks for dropping by :)

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    1. Thank you Lina:)
      My pleasure always...

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  9. Beautiful picture you show :) Hanne Bente

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  10. Excellent portrait! Great in b&w!

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  11. This is a wonderful portrait! He looks like Jim Morrison with dreadlocks. :~}

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  12. :-) great click......

    and yes...baba is ultimate :-)(self proclaimed God !!!)

    regards.
    anu

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  13. Wonderful photo ~ lots said here ~ ^_^

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  14. beautiful portrait Amit... yes his eyes are mesmerizing!

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  15. Terrific capture, Amit, and an interesting face -- pot or enlightenment???? Who knows indeed!

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  16. Wonderful portrait, great B & W!

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  17. well, people like shortcuts. A nice shot though.

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  18. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Through your perfect shot and tender words he is made admirable..Good work,Amit

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  19. His expression is so serene . Great photography !

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  20. That's a very good shot indeed!

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  21. nice portrait ,,am sure bhole baba has played part in his ecstasy ...:)

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  22. Those eyes give me the creeps... somehow these self-proclaimed babas and sadhus scare me, perhaps because they believe in their own "holiness" and don't spare any opportunity to convince the world of their divinity... they consider themselves above the laws that apply to mere humans, and manage to get away with the most depraved and heinous activities without consequences, often labelling it as necessary and recommended action justified by their proximity to God and salvation...

    Your picture perfectly captures that self-assurance and narcissism... it is simultaneously impressive and frightening..

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    1. Thank you Meenakshi for noticing all these things in this capture:)

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  23. AMitJi
    I saw many real sadhus some of them have habits like smoking, drinking etc which as per them is a part of their sadhana. Some of them do not resort to any of these things. But all of them has very bright eyes and as if halo around them. One of them who was very simple told me that if we clean our utensils it becomes very bright. While cleaning you may use ash, soap etc. But if your pot is free from grease etc do you need any kind of detergent. Your cooking utensils need the detergents. But the one you keep the Gangajal do not require any cleaning agent. However the result in both the cases are the same. So through Yogic sadhna you clean you soul inside your body and depending upon your process of living and liking the cleaning agents vary. Whatever may be the case in both the cases a brightness comes out from your body, the housing of your soul.

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    1. Absolutely correct, and I agree! No disputes at all!! That is why I have written 'who knows..'in my intro.
      Thank you Pradip for your kind interest in my post:)

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  24. Good Shot, sir..

    http://ratnibbles.blogspot.in/2013/02/in-the-shadows.html

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  25. Smoking ganja is nothing new. Great photo.

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  26. Interesting post hehe, and a wonderful portrait of the guy with the hypnotic eyes!
    :)

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  27. His magic eyes speak volumes. Nice capture.

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  28. Mahakumbh? Baba who is fond of getting clicked! Well...Nirvana or Narcissism?

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  29. He is photogenic! Nice using black and white.

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  30. nice post sir ...................

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  31. Also very nice clicks sir keep posting ....ツ

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  32. True, doped, as you have written who knows whether its because of enlightenment or because of the grass :)...good capture Amitji

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    1. Yes, it can be either or both!
      Thank you Ranjana:)

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  33. The guy has got great charisma in-spite of being doped. Brilliantly captured, I must say. :)

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  34. Very nice description along with the click....that sadhu's eyes look bit mischievous as well...lol

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  35. Enlightenment happens inside...which we can not know by outside attitude but certainly a person with some sadhana would feel other's depth..! nice pic,Amith...!

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  36. Hmm! Great photo as usual Amit but you are now kicking my ass with humor as well with the description :)

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    1. Hey Suresh! You are the Master of Humor and my Guru in this genre! I'm only learning from you:)
      Great you liked:) Thank you:):)

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  37. Good one. If he is from the himalaya then why does he need to smoke pot? Anyone who is blessed to witness the beauty of the himalaya and the holiness of the place will never require pot for ecstasy. Does he charge for being photographed so that he can buy some more pot? :)

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    1. I completely agree! I too get intoxicated by its beauty and Divinity!
      No, he doesn't charge for if we are mesmerized by the Beauty, Booty is also available there in Bounty:):)
      Thank you Sabya:)

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  38. Fascinating dude. Moreover...no, FORGET it, I'm getting a contact high.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  39. Whoa...those eyes have immense power! Great shot!

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  40. great shot. In the name of God there are so many frauds. Honestly, losing ureself can never be blissful, only a temporary phase of 'imaginary' pleasure, which will soon go away the moment reality hits back on you.

    how did u like Kumbh Mela Amitji? Wish we get a chance to visit it too

    www.styledestino.com

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    1. No, I wasn't at the Kumbh, for I can't stand crowds, this baba was heading to Prayag when we met.
      Thank you, SJ, for liking the click:)

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  41. Too bad he doesn't utilize his good looks into something productive than being doped..

    Fitness... Fashion... Family

    Playing catch up again with F entries..
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  42. Puxa, Amit, uma pessoa de características singulares! Um abraço!

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    1. Obrigado, Vane, para gostando! Abraços ...

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  43. Yes, a beautiful portrait hasido my favorite in this week's selection of Black and White Weekend.

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    1. Thank you Leovi:) Glad you liked:)

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  44. Very nice portrait. I see him as a fellow pilgrim here on this Earth.

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